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This book contains the opening quotes from almost 68 books, combining M. 
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"But every error is due to extraneous factors (such as emotion and 
education); reason itself does not err." Godel 


"God does arithmetic." Carl Friedrich Gauss 

"The best that most of us can hope to achieve in physics is simply to 
misunderstand at a deeper level." Wolfgang Pauli 


"Man knows thyself; then thou shalt know the Universe and God." 



"I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half 
proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where 
half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes 
impossible." Carl Friedrich Gauss 


"Thus metaphysics and mathematics are, among all the sciences that 
belong to reason, those in which imagination has the greatest role." 

Jean d'Alembert 


"Reason is immortal, all else mortal." Pythagoras 


"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the 
way you play it is free will." Jawaharlal Nehru 

"We must believe in free will, we have no choice." Isaac Bashevis Singer 

"Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven." 

Charles Spurgeon 

"Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of 
greatest pleasure." Scott Adams 

"As far as I can see, it's not important that we have free will, just as long 
as we have the illusion of free will to stop us going mad." Alan Moore 

"God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in 
code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we 
as individuals are the result of some external cause." Orson Scott Card 

"Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the 
weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has 
free will." Georg C. Lichtenberg 


"You say: I am not free. But I have raised and lowered my arm. Everyone 
understands that this illogical answer is an irrefutable proof of freedom." 

Leo Tolstoy 

"Science, at bottom, is really anti-intellectual. It always distrusts pure 
reason..." H. L. Mencken 


"Science advances one funeral at a time." Max Planck 

"I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a 
limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts." Ken Jenkins 


"Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to 
open the way to the next better one." Konrad Lorenz 


"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts." Richard Feynman 


"Science... never solves a problem without creating ten more." 
George Bernard Shaw 

"Science without religion is lame..." Einstein 

"Philosophy is the science which considers truth." Aristotle 

"But in the end, science does not provide the answers most of us require. 
Its story of our origins and of our end is, to say the least, unsatisfactory. 
To the question, How did it all begin?, science answers, Probably by an 
accident. To the question, How will it all end?, science answers, Probably 

by an accident. And to many people, the accidental life is not worth 
living. Moreover, the science-god has no answer to the question, Why are 
we here ? and, to the question, What moral instructions do you give us?, 
the science-god maintains silence." Neil Postman 

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"I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from 
consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we 
talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates 
consciousness." Max Planck 


"There is no matter as such - mind is the matrix of all matter." 

Max Planck 

The stuff of the universe is mind stuff." George Wald 

"I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around 
me is very deficient. It gives a lot of factual information, puts all our 
experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent 
about all and sundry that is really near to our heart that really matters to 
us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical 
pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or 
bad, God and eternity. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in 
these domains, but the answers are very often so silly that we are not 
inclined to take them seriously." Erwin Schrodinger 

"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be 
changed without changing our thinking." Albert Einstein 

"To me it is unthinkable that a real atheist could be a scientist. 

Robert Millikan 


"Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel." 

Jean Racine 

"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you 
really make them think, they'll hate you." Harlan Ellison 

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so 
few engage in it." Henry Ford 

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking." 
Friedrich Nietzsche 

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of 
thinking." John Kenneth Galbraith 

"He who thinks little errs much..." Leonardo da Vinci 


"Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)" Rene Descartes 

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to 
make a beginning. The end is where we start from." T. S. Eliot 

"Once you see the boundaries of your environment, they are no longer the 
boundaries of your environment." Marshall McLuhan 

"I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I 
need to be." Douglas Adams 

"There are limits to the dimension of fear. Until one meets the unknown. 
Then terror has no boundaries, no walls to keep it contained." 

Carol Hedges 

"You'll never find your limits until you've gone too far." Aron Ralston 

"The decay of inquiry stems from some belief that suppresses curiosity." 

Brandon A. Trean 

"History in general is therefore the development of Spirit in Time, as 
Nature is the development of the Idea in Space." Hegel 


"We are finite, in that we are a product and source of the infinite." 

Ilyas Kassam 

"I mean that gods do not limit men. Men limit men." Tom Robbins 

"The sky is not my limit ... I am." T.F. Hodge 


The madman sprang into their midst and pierced them with his glances. 
"Where has God gone?" he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - 
you and I. We are all his murderers." Nietzsche 

'All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than 

others.' Orwell 

'The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.' 

Lily Tomlin 


"Both magic and religion are based strictly on mythological tradition, and 
they also both exist in the atmosphere of the miraculous, in a constant 
revelation of their wonder-working power. They both are surrounded by 
taboos and observances which mark off their acts from those of the 
profane world." Bronislaw Malinowski 


"Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day." Jung 


"Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood 
metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting 
them as facts, then you are in trouble." Joseph Campbell 

"Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology 
since the Greeks." Alistair Cooke 


"There seem to be only two kinds of people: Those who think that 
metaphors are facts, and those who know that they are not facts. Those 
who know they are not facts are what we call 'atheists,' and those who 
think they are facts are 'religious.' Which group really gets the message?" 

Joseph Campbell 


"Mythology may, in a real sense, be defined as other people's religion. 
And religion may, in a sense, be understood as popular misunderstanding 
of mythology." Joseph Campbell 


"Most civilizations had more fiction than they did real history." 

Vernor Vinge 

"Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the role of 
Greek mythology." Christopher Nolan 

"I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a 
culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that." 

Robert Redford 

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold." W. B. Yeats 


"An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to 
the grand fallacy." Arthur Bloch 

"In any calculation, any error which can creep in will do so. 

Arthur Bloch 

"Program complexity grows until it exceeds the capability of the 
programmer who must maintain it." Arthur Bloch 

"Given any problem containing n equations, there will always be (n+1) 
unknowns." Arthur Bloch 

"If the input editor has been designed to reject all bad input, an ingenious 
idiot will discover a method to get bad data past it." Arthur Bloch 

"Necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows." Arthur Bloch 

"What, ultimately, are man's truths? Merely his irrefutable errors." 



"Physical Laws should have mathematical beauty." Paul Dirac 


"Whatever may be the truth about the universe, it is bound to be 
astonishing." Bertrand Russell 

"The connection between mathematics and reality is a miracle, but it 
works." Frank Wilczek 


"It's actually unreasonable how well mathematics works. Why should the 
world behave according to mathematical laws?" Anton Zeilinger 


"It's not only that it becomes easier to describe with mathematics, as you 
go deeper and deeper into reality; mathematics becomes the only way to 
describe reality." Leonard Susskind 


"Euler's equation reaches down into the very depths of existence." 

Keith Devlin 

"Mathematics possesses not only truth, but Supreme beauty - a beauty 
cold and austere, like that of a sculpture." Bertrand Russell 


"All finite things reveal infinitude." Theodore Roethke 


"Infinity is that dimension without end which the human mind cannot 

grasp." Anonymous 


"Infinity converts the possible into the inevitable." Norman Cousins 


"The infinite! No other question has ever so profoundly the spirit of man; 

no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other 
concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite..." 

David Hilbert 


"I will do things no one in the past has dared to do. I will think new 
thoughts, bring new things into being." Leonardo da Vinci 


"Occasionally, heaven sends us someone who is not only human but 
divine, so that through his mind and the excellence of his intellect, we 
may reach to heaven." Vasari on Leonardo da Vinci 


"He turns not back who is bound to a star." Leonardo da Vinci 


"There is something addicting about a secret" J. Edgar Hoover 
"A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us." Nietzsche 
Aude sapere! ("Dare to know"): the Kantian Motto of the Enlightenment. 


"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning 
power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea 

of God." Einstein 

"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form 
of tyranny over the mind of man. " Thomas Jefferson 

"All men of action are dreamers." James Huneker 

"I teach you the Superman. Man is something that is to be surpassed. . . . 
Now is the great noontide, when man is in the middle of his course 
between animal and Superman." Nietzsche 


"Which is it: is man one of God's blunders, or is God one of man's?" 


"The destiny of the higher man is to be a creator." Nietzsche 

"Leibniz was one of the supreme intellects of all time." Bertrand Russell 


"He who knows me only from my published writings does not know me." 


"I find in these thoughts so many things which alarm me, and which 
almost all men, if I am not mistaken, will find so shocking, that I do not 

see of what use a writing can be, which apparently all the world will 
reject." A response by Arnauld, a Catholic Jansenist, to correspondence from Leibniz. 

"From this it is now marvellously understood how in the very origin of 
things a sort of divine mathematics or metaphysical mechanics was 

employed..." Leibniz 

"Mind and God do not differ except one is finite and the other infinite." 


"It can be said that the difference between God and man is only one of 
more or less, though the ratio is infinite." Leibniz 

"What I understand by 'philosopher': a terrible explosive in the presence 
of which everything is in danger." Nietzsche 


"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm 
frightened of the old ones." John Cage. 


"The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than 
Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in 
mathematics as surely as poetry." Bertrand Russell 

"God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world." Paul Dirac 


"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Einstein 

"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato 
and start with mathematics." Galileo Galilei 


"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics." 

Francis Bacon 

"Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness." Stendhal 


"Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must 
therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in 
their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics." Maimonides 

"For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge 
of mathematics." Roger Bacon 

"The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical 
elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider 
elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not 
mathematics." Edsger Dijkstra 


"Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the 
human spirit." Stefan Banach 

"Mathematics is the music of reason." James Joseph Sylvester 

"We in science are spoiled by the success of mathematics. Mathematics is 
the study of problems so simple that they have good solutions." 

Whitfield Diffie 

"One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as 
to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant 
and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics." 

Henri Poincare 

"The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom." Georg Cantor 


"Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who 
distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs." 

Felix Klein 


"Mathematics is the result of mysterious powers which no one 
understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play 
an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses 
one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth." Marston Morse 

"May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, 
mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the 
mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working 
life." James Joseph Sylvester 


"All I'm out for is a good time - all the rest is propaganda." 

Alan Sillitoe 

"If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of 
reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important 
that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources 
accordingly." Thomas Sowell 

"Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment 
without moral passion is television." Rita Mae Brown 


"It is well known that in war, the first casualty is truth - that during any 
war truth is forsaken for propaganda." Harry Browne 


"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, 
there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that 
the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume." 

Noam Chomsky 


"The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to 
arouse an active and mythical belief." Jacques Ellul 


"Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly 
deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies." 

Frances Cornford 

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"Great people are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be 
lighted." Napoleon Bonaparte 

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." 

Oscar Wilde 


"Genius: the superhuman in man." Victor Hugo 

"I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt 
very puny as a human. I thought, 'Fuck that. I want to be a 
superhuman.'" David Bowie 

"Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results." 

Ernest Shackleton 

"Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman - a rope 

over an abyss." Nietzsche 


"The Superman... Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style 
to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms 
life without resentment." Nietzsche 


"I teach you the Superman. Man is something that should be overcome." 



"Mathematics is a language, the language of nature." Paul Davies 


"In the beginning was the Deed." Goethe 

"From the chalice of this realm of spirits Foams forth for Him his own 

infinitude." Schiller 

Mathematics is the territory, NOT the map. Or mathematics is the 
territory AND the map. Red Pill: "See how deep the rabbit hole goes." 
Blue Pill: "The story ends, you wake in your bed and you believe whatever 
you want to believe." Morpheus, The Matrix. 

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"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to 

discover them." Galileo 


"A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational." 
Thomas Aquinas 

"Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason." 

Thomas Aquinas 


"Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, 
but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent 
individuals." Goethe 

"Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has." Luther 


"To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn 
presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual." Hegel 

"Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason." Kant 


"The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive 
and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape." 

George Santayana 


"The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest." 


"Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and 
others, to persecute those who do reason." Voltaire 


"Everyone has his reasons." Jean Renoir 


'Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our 
bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature such 
as self-preservation?' CIA memorandum, January 1952 

"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has 
one enemy shall meet him everywhere." Ali Ben Abu Taleb 

"We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We 
are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, 
and being nothing, you are everything. That is all." Kalu Rinpoche 

"God - the John Doe of philosophy and religion." Elbert Hubbar 

"I have written God's autobiography." Hegel 

"The people are that part of the state which does not know what it 

wants." Hegel 


"The history of the world is none other than the progress of the 
consciousness of freedom." Hegel 

"It is only with the fall of dusk that the owl of Minerva spreads its wings." 


"He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news." Bertolt Brecht 


"The word hero is Greek, from a root that means 'to protect and to serve' 
(incidentally the motto of the Los Angeles Police Department). A Hero is 
someone who is willing to sacrifice his own needs on behalf of others, like 
a shepherd who will sacrifice to protect and serve his flock. At the root the 
idea of Hero is connected with self-sacrifice." Christopher Vogler 

"It's difficult to avoid the sensation that the Hero's Journey exists 
somewhere, somehow, as an eternal reality, a Platonic ideal Form, a divine 
model. From this model, infinite and highly varied copies can be 
produced, each resonating with the essential spirit of the form. "The 
Hero's Journey is a pattern that seems to extend in many dimensions, 
describing more than one reality. It accurately describes, among other 
things, the process of making a journey, the necessary working parts of a 
story ... and the passage of a soul through life." Christopher Vogler 


"I am writing for a race of men which do not exist yet: for the lords of the 

earth." Nietzsche 

"The aim should be to prepare for a revaluation of all values for a 
particularly strong kind of man, most highly gifted in intellect and will, 
and to this end slowly and cautiously to liberate in him a host of 
slandered instincts previously held in check." Nietzsche 

"I am by far the most terrible human being there has ever been." 


"Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out." 
Hoare's Law of Large Problems. 

"Once you open a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a 
larger can." Zymurgy's First Law of Evolving Systems Dynamics. 

"Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to 
another form of madness." Pascal 

"I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind 
free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree." 


"Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' 
shortcomings." Lawrence J. Peter 


"I've killed myself so many times, I don't even exist anymore." 
Bill Murray ("Phil") in Groundhog Day. 

"...for what has hitherto been forbidden on principle has never been 
anything but the truth." Nietzsche. 


"I am not a man, I am dynamite." Nietzsche 
"Disgust at mankind is my danger." Nietzsche 


"I am by far the most terrible human being there has ever been." 


"I am the first immoralist." Nietzsche 

"I have a terrible fear I shall one day be pronounced holy." Nietzsche 


"But to reveal my heart entirely to you, friends: if there were gods, how 
could I endure not to be a god!" Nietzsche 

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree 
on." Napoleon Bonaparte 

"All our history ... is no more than accepted fiction." Voltaire 


"Politics; noun. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." 

Ambrose Bierce 

"While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a 
standstill - little better understood, little better practised now than three 
or four thousand years ago." John Adams 

"When I picture a perfect reader, I always picture a monster of courage 
and curiosity, also something supple, cunning, cautious, a born 
adventurer and discoverer." Nietzsche 


"Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all 
the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the 
elements; and so he is their quintessence." Paracelsus 


"He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who can do nothing 
understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless." 



"Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, 
from which new arts flow." Paracelsus 


"Whatever a theologian regards as true must be false: there you have 
almost a criterion of truth." Nietzsche 

"The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the 
absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum." Havelock Ellis 

"I call Christianity the one great curse, the one intrinsic depravity, the 
one great instinct for revenge, for which no expedient is sufficiently 
poisonous, secret, subterranean and petty - I call it the one immortal 
blemish of mankind." Nietzsche 

"The preposterous hypothesis we have come to... is that at one time 
human nature was split in two, an executive part called a god, and a 
follower part called a man." Julian Jaynes 


"If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf." 
Nikita Khrushchev 

"In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the 
kids to be raised by wolves or apes." Al Roker 


Francois de Nome - Les Enfers (1622) 


"In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment 
that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on 
you like wolves." R. A. Butler 

"Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs." Isaiah Berlin 


"Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. 
Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys 
upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together." John Gay 

"Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians." 

Yves Montand 


"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are 

wonderful." Ann Landers 

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the 
guts to bite people themselves." August Strindberg 


"Yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." 

Bible, Matthew: 15. 27 


"Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be 
a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement." Charles M. Schulz, 


'I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as 
equals." Winston Churchill 

"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one is a 

criminal." Erich Fromm 


"It is better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait for it to abolish 
itself from below." Alexander II 

"Virtue is its own reward - but it has no sale at the box office." 

Mae West 


"A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants 
unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the 
prospect of a lasting existence." Sigmund Freud 

"I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos - especially 
activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road 
toward freedom... Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach 
the mental through the physical." Jim Morrison 

"I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the 
dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us." 
Howard Mumford Jones 


"Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may 
be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions." 


"It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites 
people to revolt." Eric Hoffer 


"On one level the sixties revolt was an impressive illustration of Lenin's 
remark that the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang him with." 

Ellen Willis 

"Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to 
revolt but to submission." Simone Weil 

Struggle of the Cross - The Hegelian School 


"The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the 
phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves 
on earth." Mikhail Bakunin 


"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and 
hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series 
of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken 


"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which 
properly concern them." ~ Paul Valery "Political language... is designed to 
make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an 
appearance of solidarity to pure wind." George Orwell 


"The Ancien Regime is a Satanic Order. The Illuminati's noble and 
historic mission is to release man's higher self by destroying the archons - 
the princes of the world - who prosecute Satan's will and hold mankind 
in their thrall. Their corruption has reached its zenith in France. That 
diabolical tyranny is ripe for destruction. All that is required is a spark. 
We are the spark." Adam Weishaupt 


"Weishaupt seems to be an enthusiastic Philanthropist. He is among those 
(as you know the excellent Price and Priestley also are) who believe in the 
indefinite perfectibility of man. He thinks he may in time be rendered so 
perfect that he will be able to govern himself in every circumstance so as 
to injure none, to do all the good he can, to leave government no occasion 

to exercise their powers over him, & of course to render political 
government useless. This you know is Godwin's doctrine, and this is what 
Robinson, Barruel & Morse had called a conspiracy against all 
government." Thomas Jefferson, 1800 


"There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money 
than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else." 

Oscar Wilde 


"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in 
touch with the ignorance of the community." Oscar Wilde 

"The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is 
in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes." Aristotle 


"The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have 
the noblest principles." Plato 


"The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or 
inhabitants." Thomas A. Edison 


"Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure; all crime in the 
end is the crime of the community." H. G. Wells 

"The statesman shears the sheep, the politician skins them." 
Austin O'Malley 

"Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and 
without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don't go in for 

politics." Albert Camus 

"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant." 

Charles de Gaulle 

"We don't call it sin today, we call it self-expression." Baroness Stocks 

"That which we call sin in others, is experiment for us." 
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray." Oscar Wilde 

"Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it." Mignon McLaughlin 
"Sex is everywhere, except in sexuality." Barthes 

"The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous and the expense 
damnable." Lord Chesterfield 

"The garter has hanged more men than the halter." 
Reflections of a Bachelor 

"Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity." 

Remy de Gourmont 

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"What a theologian feels to be true must be false: this provides almost a 
criterion of truth." Nietzsche 

"Christianity is a revolt of everything that crawls along the ground 
directed against that which is elevated." Nietzsche 


"The Christian is only a Jew of a 'freer' confession." Nietzsche 

"The concept of God falsified; the concept of morality falsified - the 
Jewish priesthood did not stop there... with unparalleled disdain of every 
tradition, every historical reality, they translated their own national past 
into religious terms, that is to say they made of it a stupid salvation- 
mechanism of guilt towards Jehovah and punishment, piety towards 
Jehovah and reward." Nietzsche 


"We, however, want to become those who we are - the new, the unique, 
the incomparable, those who impose on themselves their own law, those 
who create themselves!" Nietzsche 

"We new, nameless, ill-understood, we premature-born of a yet 
undemonstrated future, we need for a new goal and also a new means, 
namely a new health, a stronger, shrewder, tougher, more cheerful health 
than any has been hitherto." Nietzsche 

"When man lives under oppressive government, he is fallen, his worth is 
gone, and his nature tarnished." Adam Weishaupt 


"A German monk, Luther, went to Rome. This monk, all the vindictive 
instincts of a failed priest in him, fulminated in Rome against the 
Renaissance... Instead of grasping with profound gratitude the tremendous 
event which had taken place: the overcoming of Christianity in its very 
seat." Nietzsche 


"If we never get rid of Christianity, the Germans will be to blame." 



"One must be sufficiently sick for Christianity." Nietzsche 

"Saint Paul understood the need for the lie, for 'faith'." Nietzsche 


"In matters of religion it is very easy to deceive a man, and very hard to 
undeceive him." Pierre Bayle 

"Strictly speaking Judaism is not religion at all but only a collection of 
merely statutory laws supporting a political state." Kant 


"The Jews are the moral genius among nations by virtue of their capacity 
for despising the human in themselves more than any other people." 



"I have never met a German who was favourably inclined to the Jews." 



"The Jews took a different view of anger from that held by others and 
sanctified it." Nietzsche 


"God is a thought that makes crooked all that is straight." Nietzsche 


"God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the 
miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of 
superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; He will set them above their 

betters." H.L. Mencken 


"The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist." Stendhal 


"It might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men in a 
train. One man says, 'What's that package up there in the baggage rack?' 
and the other answers, 'Oh that's a McGuffin.' The first one asks, 'What's 
a McGuffin?' 'Well,' the other man says, 'it's an apparatus for trapping 
lions in the Scottish Highlands'. The first man says, 'But there are no 
lions in the Scottish Highlands', and the other one answers, 'Well, then 
that's no McGuffin!' So you see, a McGuffin is nothing at all." 

Alfred Hitchcock 


"Find 'em, feel 'em, fuck 'em and forget 'em." The Four-F Club 

"The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or 
fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that 
they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like 
women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten." ~ Jules Feiffer 


"Those who are very beautiful, very good and very powerful scarcely ever 
learn the full truth about anything. In their presence we involuntarily lie." 



"If you're not a star in Hollywood, you don't exist." Heidi Weiss 


"The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and 
brutalise mankind." Thomas Paine 

"Strange but true; those who have loved God most have loved men least." 

Robert G. Ingersoll 

"It is characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic 
elements rise to the top." Robert Linder 

"There are only two things in which the false professors of all religions 
have agreed: to persecute all other sects and to plunder their own." 

Charles Caleb Colton 


"No man with a sense of humour ever founded a religion." 
Robert G. Ingersoll 


"Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the 
proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly." ~ 

Charles Fort 


"The erotic state - again, a mixture of concentration and spontaneity - is 
a hypnoidal state, probably the most powerful kind that we are capable of 
experiencing, and it is in this condition that unexpected regions of the self 
are revealed, as the majority of people know from experience." 

Peter Redgrove 

"You're doubtless well aware that most of the great hypnotic patients 
wind up referring to themselves in the third person, like little children. 
They see themselves from outside their own organisms, outside their own 
sensory systems. In order to get further outside themselves, and help them 
escape their physical personality, some of them, once in the state of 
clairvoyance, have the curious custom of re-baptizing themselves. The 
dream name comes to them, no one knows whence, and by this they 
INSIST on being called as long as their luminous sleep endures - to the 
point of refusing to answer to any other name." Villiers de l'lsle-Adam 

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you 
respond to it." Dorothy M. Neddermeyer 

"What a theologian feels to be true must be false: this provides almost a 
criterion of truth." Nietzsche 


"Christianity is a revolt of everything that crawls along the ground 
directed against that which is elevated." Nietzsche 

"The Christian is only a Jew of a 'freer' confession." Nietzsche 

"The concept of God falsified; the concept of morality falsified - the 
Jewish priesthood did not stop there... with unparalleled disdain of every 
tradition, every historical reality, they translated their own national past 
into religious terms, that is to say they made of it a stupid salvation- 
mechanism of guilt towards Jehovah and punishment, piety towards 

"Mark this well, you proud men of action! You are, after all, nothing but 
unconscious instruments of the men of thought." Hegel 

"The History of the world is none other than the progress of the 
consciousness of Freedom." Hegel 

"Nihil est sine ratione. (There is nothing without a reason)." Leibniz 

Jehovah and reward. 



"Imaginary numbers are a fine and wonderful refuge of the divine spirit 
almost an amphibian between being and non-being." Leibniz 


"Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed 
mystery." Adam Weishaupt. 


"Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?" 

Adam Weishaupt 

"Above all things, reverence yourself." Pythagoras 


"No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself." Pythagoras 

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the 
source of all true art and science." Einstein 

"The universe is not bounded in any direction. If it were, it would 
necessarily have a limit somewhere. But clearly a thing cannot have a limit 
unless there is something outside to limit it.. .In all dimensions alike, on 
this side or that, upward or downward through the universe, there is no 

end." Lucretius 

"All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and 
God the soul." Alexander Pope 

"It is, I say, impossible that I can with any true meaning assert that there 
existeth such a surface, boundary or limit, beyond which is neither body, 
nor empty space, even though God be there." Giordano Bruno 

"Mark this well, you proud men of action! You are, after all, nothing but 
unconscious instruments of the men of thought." Hegel 


"The History of the world is none other than the progress of the 
consciousness of Freedom." Hegel 


"Imaginary numbers are a fine and wonderful refuge of the divine spirit 
almost an amphibian between being and non-being." Leibniz 


"Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed 
mystery." Adam Weishaupt 

"Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?" 

Adam Weishaupt 

"Above all things, reverence yourself." Pythagoras 


"No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself." Pythagoras 


"Science is the record of dead religions." Oscar Wilde 


"Science is a cemetery of dead ideas." Miguel de Unamuno 


"The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail, with the 
bleached skeletons of discarded theories which once seemed to possess 
eternal life." Arthur Koestler 

Mithraic - Augustus Knapp 


"Men of simple understanding, little inquisitive and little instructed, 
make good Christians." Montaigne 


"Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a 

sanguinary execution after torture, for its central mystery an insane 
vengeance brought off by a trumpery expiation." George Bernard Shaw 

"When you want to fool the world, tell the truth." Bismarck 


"What defines me, what sets me apart from all the rest of mankind, is that 
I have unmasked Christian morality." Nietzsche 

"There is no fortress so strong that money cannot take it." Cicero 

"An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought." 

Simon Cameron 


"A rich man's joke is always funny." Thomas Brown 


"The politician is an acrobat: he keeps his balance by saying the opposite 
of what he does." Maurice Barres 

"The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier." 
George Bernard Shaw 


"There are but two families in the world: Have-much and Have-little." 


Francois de Nome - Martyrdom of a Saint